Nosratollah Sobhani

Born: 1932, Shahi [Qaemshahr]

Nosratollah Sobhani- Executed by hanging in Tehran on 5 March 1985


Nosratollah Sobhani was born into a Baha’i family.  When he was 9 years old, his family pioneered to Shirvan and later to Gonbad-e Kavus.  In 1975 he pioneered to India for 5 years and returned to Iran in 1980.

He was arrested on 23 May 1984 in Tehran and imprisoned at Evin prison.  His family was not permitted to see him for 6 months; finally his wife was allowed to visit him on two occasions in the span of one month, after which family visits were again suspended.  Then on 4 March 1985 his wife was urgently called to Evin prison.  She was permitted to observe his final interrogation and to speak with him for a few minutes.  The following day she received news of his execution.  He was executed by hanging on 5 March 1985.


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